The evil genius of Egyptian mythology; also a furious whirling wind in the Chinese seas. (Typhoon or typhon, the whirling wind, is really the Chinese t'ai-fun [the great wind].)
Beneath the radiant line that girts the globe, The circling Typhon, whirled from point to point. Exhausting all the rage of all the sky, And dire Eenephia, reign.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894